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John HubbardCornell University
Hyperbolic Geometry and Thurston’s Contribution to Hyperbolization of 3-Manifolds

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 5:30pm
Malott 207

In dimension 2, there are 3 geometries: spherical, Euclidian and hyperbolic. In dimension 3, there are eight: the three previous ones, and 5 others. I will try to give some insight into these, especially the principal one: hyperbolic geometry. I will also try to describe: ”why principal?"